Last week, students in Steve Brown's class carved a Tlingit style mask from blocks of green alder. Many of the students had taken his tool making class the week before and were able to use their newly made carving tools in the process! Here are some images captured on the final day of class.
Big thanks to Dean Sinnott for sharing these photos he captured during Steve Habersetzer's recent weekend coopering class. Steve will be teaching another coopering class August 13th-14th if you missed out this time around!
Take a look inside the shop during the Chisel Cabinet course! Part of our Joinery Essentials series, participants in the Chisel Cabinet course build a shop cabinet while working on their hand joinery skills.
This week, students in Steve Brown's toolmaking class crafted carving tools typical of the Northwest coast carving tradition. Students forged and mounted the blades to create adzes and carving knives. Take a peek into the shop on the final day of class!
Last Friday, our team of students & instructors said farewell to the traditionally framed structures they had spent the past month working on as the Tiny Homes Building Class drew to a close. For those who want to follow the next steps in the process, Raphael Berrios and Amy Sleeper (builders/owners of one of the structures) have a great blog where they are documenting the experience of building their own "tiny timber frame" home. Check it out and follow along!
Local custom furniture maker Michael Hamilton was kind enough to open his Port Hadlock shop to us recently. He showed us a unique project in the works, shared his woodworking story and thoughts for the next generation of woodworkers.
We're offering a week-long class just about joints here at Port Townsend School of Woodworking, aptly named "Just Joints". Why devote a week to learning about and practicing joinery techniques? Jim Tolpin, a guy who knows a thing or two about the topic, shares his musings on the importance of good joinery.
Jefferson County YMCA & PTSW are teaming up to offer two fun classes for kids & teens this summer- Build Your Own Skateboard and Build Your Own Musical Instrument. The registration window is limited, so sign up soon!
A photo slideshow of students and their work from the last day of the Spring Foundations of Woodworking course. This is the cumulation of three months of hard work and an immense amount of learning. They created some truly beautiful pieces!
This month, we profile our talented instructor and woodworker Matthew Straughn-Morse. We asked him about his history as a woodworker, his teaching & making philosophy, and his aspirations for the future.